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the middle class but also he'll likely talk about gun violence. that's because 15-year-old hadiya pendleton was shot and killed a mile from obama's chicago home, days after performing at the inaugural luncheon in washington, d.c., during inaugural week. that sparked a petition with nearly 50,000 signatures demanding the president visit chicago and outline a specific plan to prevent gun violence. joining us from chicago is the woman who helped start the coalition, kathy cohen and mike shields, president of the chicago fraternal order of police. welcome to you both. >> good morning. >> thanks for having us. >> kathy, the president made a plea for congress to vote on his gun control proposals during the state of the union. that didn't satisfy you? >> no. i mean we're really looking for the president to offer a comprehensive analysis of kind of the factors that underlie gun violence. we support the president in looking for legislation to deal with gun control, but we also want the president to talk about the unemployment that young people face, the levels of poverty that they face, the kind of
chicago where he will be today. and, of course, the hadiya pendleton death that happened most recently, her parents in the president's box for the state of the union, the first lady attended her funeral, she was collateral damage here in the gang warfare here authorities say, also piques interest in this situation. fraught with concerns for the president, and i want to bring in gloria borger about this, gloria, if you can hear me right now, the president is basically coming back home in one respect, but this is also the home of the biggest problems that are going to be most difficult to solve, poverty and violence. what do you make of it? >> don't forget, the mayor of chicago, rahm emanuel, a very good friend of his, he used to work for him as his white house chief of staff. look, this is part of what the president does after his state of the union. he takes his hopes, dreams, aspirations for the country, on the road. part of that is, of course, attacking gun violence. so there is no way to avoid it. in fact, one would argue that when you talk about gun violence, in urban areas, it is
than 500 murders, and, of course, you have the high-profile murder of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, whose parents attended the state of the union address. the president will talk about creating economic opportunities, so that young people will not turn to a life of crime. but he al also continue to put pressure on congress to take action. such as the universal background checks or the ban on some assault weapons and those high capacity magazines, but there is great resistance from gun rights groups like the nra who are concerned about their second amendment rights, they believe that officials need to start enforcing existing laws instead of creating new ones. john. >> all right. thanks a lot, dan lothian at the white house. no comment from the white house this morning on a verbal blast from nra leader wayne la pierre who accuses the president of exploiting the sandy hook tragedy. la pierre says gun rights activists won't take this lying down. >> mr. president, we will stand and fight throughout this country as americans for all freedom. we promise you that. >> so in an op-ed yester
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